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AGUILA POLLO, Maria del Carmen et al. Prevalencia de úlceras por presión en un centro sociosanitario. Ene. [online]. 2014, vol.8, n.2. ISSN 1988-348X.

The knowledge of the state of a specific health problem, such as pressure ulcers(PU) is doubtlessly the first step to manage the necessary resources for their treatment.The aim of this study was: to identify the prevalence / incidence rate in a sanitary center of medium to long stay. We have designed a longitudinal retrospective study in which all patients admitted along 2012 were analyzed. We have identified a total of 562 patients treated for PU. The results shown an average prevalence and incidence rates of patients with UP of 13.53% and 3.11% respectively.

Keywords : úlcera por presión; Prevalencia; Incidencia.

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